The AMF Distribution in India - A Checklist


  • A total of 57 species of AMF are reported from Maharashtra which belong to 9 genera. Commonly reported species are:
    1. Acaulospora scorbiculata
    2. Rhizophagus fasciculatus
    3. Funneliformis geosporum
    4. Glomus aggregatum
    5. Glomus heterosporum
    6. Glomus formosanum
    7. Gigaspora gigantea
    8. Acaulospora denticulata
    9. Acaulospora spinosa
  • The detailed classification of the species can be found by browsing the checklist and original description can be checked at

  • References:
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